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Does OBD II pin 16 output is always 12 Volt?

Does OBD II pin 16 output is always 12 Volt? Is it possible to the voltage is altering when ignition on, like rising from 12 to 14 Volt? Or Voltage output of the buses, trailers, heavy duty vehicles ...
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2answers
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Engine oil in coolant

There's is oil appearing in the engine coolant, does this mean i have to buy a new engine? The car is a 2003 Ford Focus with 180k miles.
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1answer
228 views

What is compromised with rebuilt calipers?

I'm looking at upgrading the brakes on my vehicle with a larger set. As such, I'm looking at calipers and came across a set that were rebuilt. Specifically, the calipers have had helicoils installed ...
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0answers
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Best touch up paint [on hold]

I need a touch up paint for my 2016 corolla, it's a pencil eraser size scratch but it's deep and very annoying, I googled for a touch up paint and paintscratch.com appear in the search result a lot, ...
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3answers
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Driving electric cars through large pools of water

The state of California is expected to be hit by a large storm in the coming days and there are frequently clogged drains in my town. I have an electric vehicle that seemed to handle driving through ...
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1answer
220 views

What are the potential causes of a single cylinder loosing compression?

I was looking at buying a manual 2000 Honda Civic SR 1.6L for cheap. The seller says a mechanic told them that one cylinder isn't working, but the car still drives. I haven't seen the car yet, but I ...
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1answer
40 views

Oil consumption per 1000 miles of normal driving [on hold]

I have a 2009 Rav 4. My vehicle is being tested for an oil consumption problem. The sump is a quart down after driving only 1000 miles, is this normal?
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1answer
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Golf 3 1992 Model

Good day, Please assist with my car, when driving gear 1 and 2 does not have power. I have change the plucks and the ring gears two months ago and it was fine. Now gear 1 and 2 does not have power ...
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1answer
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How can I increase the ride height of my vehicle?

2001 Buick Regal It already has a naturally low ride height, And I feel like I've lost some over the years. The suspension is stock with the exception of new shocks I installed about 6 months ...
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1answer
13 views

honda civic 2005 overheating

I have a honda civic 2005, is getting overheat, the radiator is almost empty, but the reservoir container is over the top; when I stop on a traffic light the temperature gauge is slowly goes up, but ...
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9answers
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What's the point of the D3 gear in an automatic transmission?

My Honda Civic has a D gear and a D3, which apparently prevents it from going into 4th. Why would I want to do this? What is it good for? Does it make my fuel efficiency better or worse? Does it ...
3
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1answer
70 views

how to start a semi?

the wind is blowing another way but there is a fire near house. cleared all cars in the driveway but there is an abodoned semi parking near the house wondering how to start it. It should be like a car ...
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Le mans 2016. . . [closed]

So Le mans is done now. I have som question's because this was the first time ever in my life, that I watch some of it, and read about it. So what's in the Hybrid cars, that Toyota and Porsche had in ...
6
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1answer
65 views

What is this quarter window part called, and how can I get a replacement?

I am in the process of swapping out the rear driver side quarter window regulator on my 2003 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. I've removed the glass and the regulator. I've purchased the new regulator ...
3
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0answers
19 views

Loud Clicking/Groaning sound when braking at low speed

So recently my brake( rear driver side) has been making a really loud Clicking/Groaning sound, sorry that is the best I can explain the sound. It happens after driving for a while and the sound ...
3
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0answers
30 views

2005 hyundai santa fe Wont start

2005 hyundai santa fe Wont start. I have a 05 santa fe with the 2.7L engine that won't start. I bought it this way. Was told that car died and was towed home. Found that alternator was bad. While ...
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0answers
12 views

Intermittent power failure in hot weather 2007 escalade.

We have a 2007 escalade with 160k miles. The car runs great normally, but when the weather gets hot, an array of warning lights will come on from time to time, the power will drop for a moment (radio ...
6
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1answer
9k views

VW Mk4 Golf/GTI airbag indicator warning light

My 2002 VW GTI MkIV recently had the airbag warning indicator light turn on. The VW dealership wanted to charge around $600 to fix it. They told me the seatbelt latch was at fault because it had an ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Checking oil on a newly-aquired used motorbike

I've recently bought a used motorbike and am unsure of how to gauge the age/condition of its oil: Neither did I fill the oil in the first place (so I don't know what colour it used to be) nor have I ...
6
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6answers
66k views

Is there a way to prop up a window that falls down?

The windows on my car stopped working a few months ago. I could hear the motor running but the wouldn't go back up. Managed to get them closed by putting my hand flat against the window and pushing ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

How to clean the mold inside the A/C drain hose?

I have a Toyota Corolla 2013. I know you can probably blow air or use a pen to clean the end of the A/C drain hose from underneath the car, but how can you clean the hose of the mold? Is there a safe ...
2
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1answer
20 views

LEXUS ES300 '99

Ok so im having a problem that been happening for about 3 weeks. At one time we were at the movie drive in and my car died after 10min. Lights were all coming on and it would make several clicking ...
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3answers
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Mixing DOT 4 with DOT 4 synthetic

I couldn't see an existing question about this but please link to it if you know of one ... I should point out I'm English and the products described are bought in the UK, in case it makes a ...
9
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2answers
177 views

How are diesel engines better for the environment than gasoline?

I understand that diesel engines have become much more efficient at controlling emissions over the last couple decades. Various websites like this one describe the technological improvements that have ...
8
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3answers
3k views

Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?

I think this is on-topic after reading the FAQ, so I figured I'd go ahead and ask. I gave my gas generator its scheduled 3-month interval "workout" last night, and after letting it run for about 30 ...
5
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5answers
26k views

Is it bad to drive a vehicle if power steering is defunct?

My truck's power steering pump is broken (leaking) so I had to drain the fluid. I was able to drive it around the parking lot, with considerable difficulty steering. I need to get the truck home, ...
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0answers
15 views

Car won't start [on hold]

Entered a pot hole which damaged my radiator and condenser after fixing these things, I discovered that the car could not start When battery is connected the fuel pump start running without turning ...
3
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0answers
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New fairing from China - front centre cowl - screws don't fit

I recently bought some new fairing from China. When trying to fit the headlight to the front centre cowl, it appears that the holes for the screws are too small by a fraction. Also, in the old cowl, ...
3
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1answer
251 views

Found a lizard in my car, I have not driven it for 20 or more days

I went on a vacation for three weeks. When I came back and opened my car, I found a lizard in the car. I have had the air re-circulating knob set to ON. I am still guessing how this lizard entered my ...
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0answers
47 views

Sudden change of the odometer reading in Perodua viva elite

I have a Perodua Viva Elite auto gear car from December 2011. It was manufactured in 2011. The odometer reading the day before yesterday was 72000 but I noticed yesterday morning it reads near 61000. ...
3
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1answer
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2002 Mazda B2300 compressor trouble

For a while when I would first turn on the car and the AC, the wheel on the compressor did not start spinning immediately. The air is blowing in the car, but it is hotter than the ambient temperature. ...
4
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1answer
20 views

Identifying sound from pulleys to replace appropriate part - 2006 Altima 3.5

By watching the video I've taken, can you tell what component is causing this grinding noise? Someone suggested it might be the harmonic stabilizer. Known issues Discovered low power steering ...
4
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1answer
638 views

How to hack an on-demand rear diff locker on FJ Cruiser bypassing the ECU?

The Electronic Control Unit on my FJ Cruiser is not relaying the signal properly to the rear differential lock actuator when I switch it on. I want to bypass the ECU altogether and make the switch ...
3
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1answer
41 views

1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L electrical problems

I am new to this and in need of some advice. I just purchased a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L, with 211,000 miles and have some electrical problems. I noticed that one of the two green wires on the back ...
4
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0answers
40 views

Warped disc rotors again?

When I took my 02 Honda Accord in for its last service (not Honda) I had a very bad vibration in the steering wheel when braking which was obviously brake related. The shop told me that the front ...
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0answers
12 views

Troubleshooting PO705 code on 1996 Nissan pick-up truck 2.4 liter engine

I took my Nissan pick-up truck to the smog station, and this code appeared. This made it fail the smog test. What can I do to fix the problem?
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3answers
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Why is my exhaust pipe so rusty?

I think all cars exhaust pipes get very rusty after not very long. Why is that? I know that the pipe gets extremely hot, but how come that makes it rust more than any other part of the car?
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1answer
27 views

Only one radiator fan running

Today while adding coolant to my car, I noticed that once the car reached running temperature only the fan on the passenger side had turned on. I checked the connection and that was fine, the fuses ...
4
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0answers
53 views

OBD Accessory External Power Supply

I recently purchased the Zubie Car Hotspot from Verizon that connects to the OBD port on a car. I have mine connected to the Tesla Model X, unfortunately I need the connection to remain always on but ...
3
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0answers
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the cambelt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed. Had it back two days now and it struggles to start when started cold. Splutters a little ...
4
votes
2answers
30 views

unmatching tire sets

I just bought a used car with 4 winters still on it, the two in the front are not going to work for winter, but the two at back have 90% of the tread left. Can I take the good ones off and replace ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How to remove rust from gas tank?

I have heard of a couple methods for removing rust from rattling a chain/sand/rocks with diesel fuel in the tank to doing an acid treatment. Is this something I should attempt to do, pay for a ...
10
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4answers
917 views

Is tire life by mileage a failure point or wear point?

When getting new tires and a seller refers to a tire with a 60,000 mileage life does that mean that the actual tire is expected to reach a full wear pattern by a certain thickness or is that from a ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Motorcycle engine running a bit hot?

For the past few rides, I think my 2007 Ninja 250 has been running hotter than before. At least, I think it feels hotter through the seat, but the oil temperature gauge seems to be pointing pretty ...
4
votes
0answers
16 views

Rough Undercarriage Ride

On my '09 Nissan Titan I get a rough rumbling ride/sound from undercarriage when I get to 40 mph. I have lots of rust issues underneath and lots around the rear drive shaft. Worried that the drive ...
6
votes
5answers
48k views

Car won't start or stay running after a jump

I have a 2004 Kia Spectra 1.8, I have replaced the spark plugs, the alternator, and my battery is only about two months old. The car will start after a jump but it has to sit for about 10 minutes ...
8
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3answers
56k views

Brakes Smell Bad and Smoke

Here's the situation: Initially Changed a wheel/tire, and snapped a hub stud. Had to take off the brake caliper on that hub (driver's side). No problem with that, but then all of a sudden my front ...
3
votes
0answers
26 views

Rumbling noise when going slow or stopped

Just some preliminary information on the car: Chevrolet Cobalt 2005 260k km milage supposedly the engine was 'rebuilt' after 160k The problem: A rumbling noise (rough noise, much like an ...
3
votes
2answers
46 views

Not starting when temperature is high

My ford forgo 2012 diesel refuses to start when it is running after long distances but it normally start when it is cold what will be the problem
5
votes
2answers
57 views

Thumping/Knocking noise coming from the rear (suspension?)

As of lately my car started to make thumping/knocking sounds whilst driving over speed bumps (at regular speed) I drive a 2001 renault laguna 1.8 16v with about 218,000km (about 135500 miles) on the ...

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